The recent studies suggest the global smart office market to grow to over 58 billion U.S. dollars by 2025. While the forecast has all good reasons to put the smart office need in the front, employers are passionate about smart offices and employees are getting use to it. From the time you enter to the office and the last log-out using smart chip, everything is getting smart.
Benefits of Smart Offices
Attract and retain telant
In 2025, 75% of the employees will be millennial. They are tech-savvy and prefer gadgets and technology to be used where they are going to spend a lot of their time. Normal office setup won’t do the trick anymore. With smart offices, you can attract and retain this talent for longer run.
The startup era and later pandemic has taught us a new sharing culture where desks and equipments are shared across teams. You can make online meetings to avoid need of meeting room in the office. Data collection and analysis has also become seamless with smart software and apps.
Save time & money
With one time investment on smart offices, you can take benefit of it for long time. When automating most of your processes from login/logout to meetings and data analysis, you can save money and time. You can implement remote and hybrid work culture in your office to get better results.
In addition to these benefits, you can also offer personalized experience to employees and support activity-based working using technology at your place.
How to turn your office into a smart office?
Important elements of smart offices include Internet of Things, data collection & analysis, and office analytics. Let’s discuss how it will help you convert your office.
Internet of Things
Consider Internet of Things (IoT) as the foundation of your smart office. You can apply technology and sensors to let things happen automatically. It could help you transform your office culture in no time. Let the employee enter premises using smart chip, let him login to their system using fingerprint scanner, let him know when room is free for meeting, and more. Best part is, you can design all this using IoT.
Data collection & analysis
Next is data collection & analysis. To do this, you can simply place a software to work and it will help you collect all necessary data automatically. Not only that, it also helps you analyze this data using different metrics. Let the hardware work for you, when you can invest your time for more important things in office.
Optimize with office analytics
Now that you have collected all the necessary data, combining the data is key. You need to ensure that the data is combined in such a way that is starts making sense. To do this, you can use smart programs & software to do heavy lifting for you. You can even use cloud-based software for effective results.
Covid-19 has taught us new smart work culture and we are ready to move along with this change. The future offices are going to be smart and you need to prepare for it today to reap the benefits tomorrow.
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